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11:35 PM ET, December 6, 2007

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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Apple Future Headline: New Products Including Super Laptop?  —  A very good source of mine with good connections to Apple's  —  [AAPL Loading...  (%) ] Asian manufacturing partners called me this morning with some news: Seems like Apple will be making headlines in the next few weeks …
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple sub-notebook to retail for $1500, 3G iPhone by June - report  —  In a just-aired broadcast on CNBC, the network's Jim Goldman reported that a source close to Apple's manufacturing facilities has confirmed that the company will launch its much rumored sub-notebook at Macworld in January …
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Free in-flight Wi-Fi on JetBlue with a catch, of course  —  This isn't exactly what we expected in terms of in-flight Wi-Fi, but beggars can't be choosers and something is better than nothing.  JetBlue, Yahoo! and RIM have announced free in-flight Wi-Fi services starting on the 11th of this month.
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
JetBlue to test limited in-flight Net
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Google Code Blog:
Embed charts in webpages with one of our simplest APIs yet  —  Today we're launching the Google Chart API, a really simple tool for creating charts and graphs that are perfect for websites.  —  Let's get straight in with an example.  This URL:  —  http://chart.apis.google.com/ chart?
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Releases Chart Image Generator  —  Google released a chart generator service they are calling the Google Chart API.  Usage is quite straightforward: you link to an image in the form of a parameterized URL, e.g. (line break added)  —  http://chart.apis.google.com/ chart?  cht=
bookofjoe:
Amazon Kindle a Fraud?  —  That's essentially what bookofjoe reader Steve Saroff contends.  —  Below is his comment, received last night at 10:40:12 p.m., on my recent "Kindle Blogs" post.  —  Personally, I believe Steve's letting Amazon off the hook far too easily: how about a no-questions …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Tech_Space
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple Store 14th Street press preview  —  We got a chance to preview the new Manhattan Apple Store this morning before the official unveiling tomorrow at 6PM.  The store is nicely situated on W. 14th St. and 9th Ave., and while Apple did its best to blend into the existing early 20th century architecture …
Discussion: Gizmodo, ifoAppleStore and Apple 2.0
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Beacon Inflating Facebook's Visitor Numbers?  —  While Facebook's Beacon program has been drawing the ire of many people because of the privacy issues surrounding it, advertisers might be equally concerned about whether Beacon is inflating Facebook's overall visitor and traffic numbers.
Andrew Farrell / Forbes:
Consumers Crave Apple's Macs  —  Consumers are becoming more comfortable making the jump from Windows-based PCs to Apple's Macs.  This growing comfort is pointing to big holiday's sales of the tech company's computers.  —  Shares of Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) rose 1.5%, or $2.88 …
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Xbox 360 DVD Player Still Sucks After Update, HD DVD Not Great Either [Xbox 360]  —  We've known that the Xbox 360 DVD player was asstastic for a while, but surely this latest fall update would have improved things at least a little.  No such luck, as the player still only got a 40 out of 130 …
Discussion: CrunchGear and ExtremeTech
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
The State of HD DVD [The State Of HD DVD]
Discussion: Digg
Adam Hirsch / Mashable!:
Open Web Awards - Vote for Your Favorite Large Social Network  —  The first phase of the Open Web Awards is officially over and all of the nominations have been tallied from blog comments and email.  I would like to thank everyone who took part in the nominations with a special thanks …
Discussion: Download Squad, ParisLemon and 901am
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
There's One Thing That Can Slow Apple's iPhone Growth  —  As I start to look at getting a mobile device, I have watched the pros and cons for each with great interest.  Today was the coldest day of the year in NYC so far — with the windchill -4C.  Will we see a slowdown in Apple (AAPL) iPhone growth during the winter months?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
EBAY: Time For CEO Meg Whitman to Go?  —  We realize this may sound like heresy, but we think it's time for eBay shareholders to consider nudging CEO Meg Whitman out the door.  —  Meg is one of the Valley's most celebrated and admired executives, and eBay did have an amazing run for a while.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
SAFE Act won't turn mom-and-pop shops into WiFi cops  —  ISPs could face tougher penalties for failing to report child pornography under a bill passed yesterday by the House, but don't start searching the skies for the black helicopters yet: the bill doesn't require any active surveillance of user behavior …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and eWEEK.com
Austin Modine / The Register:
Seagate buys document analysis firm  —  MetaLinks assimilated for undisclosed sum  —  The Register Desktop Support Seminar .  Live & Online 11th December (10am PST)  —  Seagate plans to buy the digital document search firm MetaLincs for an undisclosed sum.
Discussion: PC World, eWEEK.com and TechSpot News
 
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
OpenID 2.0 specification released
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Jajah Gives iPhone International Callers a VoIP Alternative [VoIP]
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Flexible-jointed robot is no pushover
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Business Wire:
Sharp Introduces 2nd Generation Full HD 1080p AQUOS® LCD TV Optimized for Gaming
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Through the Kindle window
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Google Mobile Updater for Blackberry
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